Sean is the proud owner of
a boutique wine store. When he sees a man being attacked behind his store he immediately
runs over to help him. He prevents the attacker from raping the victim until
help arrives. When Sean gets a good look at the man he rescued he is surprised
to see that it is not a man but a teenage boy.
Bobby Thompson ran away
from an unsafe foster home and has been living on the streets ever since. Sean
feels an instant kinship with Bobby. The decision to take him in and give him a
safe place to live is not a difficult one. Bobby has survived a lot in his
young life and Sean quickly realizes what a great kid Bobby is and he surprised
to find his parental instincts coming to life.
Bobby is not the only new
man in Sean’s life. The officer investigating Bobby’s case comes into the wine
shop quite a bit and Sean is surprised yet again to learn that Sam is
interested in dating him. An interest that Sean shares and the two men hit it
off. Sean’s life is changing for the better and he couldn’t be happier.
However, the man who attacked Bobby is still out there. Will Sean and Sam be
able to keep him safe?
BOTTLED UP by Andrew Grey
is a charming and moving novel with some suspense mixed in. I like Sean very
much. He is a good man with a big heart. His willingness to help a young boy in
need is endeared him to me. Bobby is also very appealing. He has survived many
horrible things in his young life but he hasn’t let that destroy him. I admired
his strength and his resilience. The relationship that forms between Sean and
Bobby is sweet and touching. I came to care about these characters and I
cheered them on to the end. The secondary characters are also a lot of
fun.The search for Bobby’s attacker
remained intriguing and added tension and emotion to the plot. This is a
well-written story that left me feeling good.